After all my talk about New Year’s resolutions and letting go of baggage in 2015, I decided to take some of my own advice.
I don’t always do that.
Last Friday I took a vacation day, so I had this wonderful twenty-four hours of time to use any way I like. I immediately thought of the to-do list lingering in the back of my mind. As soon as I thought of it, I added five new things to it. I was going to fill every moment of my day “off” with work, boring work.
I began to dread my vacation day…talk about counter-productive and a complete waste of hard earned time off!
So, I decided to let go of my to-do list and actually enjoy my day, maybe even get a little rest.
I told my family I was only going to do what is minimally required for our survival. I cooked very simple meals, I did only the necessary laundry (clean underwear is an emergency), and I loaded the dishwasher. Then I watched TV in my pajamas and scrapbooked.
I haven’t scrapbooked in forever, but I easily have thousands of pictures that should make it out of my computer and into an album. Besides, I enjoyed scrapbooking when I did it.
Last year I tried Project Life, and although I love some of the blogs that feature Project Life albums, I just couldn’t get into it. My pictures were never the right size and it didn’t feel fulfilling for some reason. Maybe I just didn’t get to use enough stickers or something. Who knows.
I love the concept behind Project Life and will definitely revisit the idea in the future, but I went back to old-fashioned scrapbooking.
I’m not even good at it.
Scrappy + Crappy = Happy
at least for now.
Do you scrapbook or do Project Life or make smashbooks?
I think all three ways of doing things are pretty cool. I’ll probably find a way to mix up all the processes and create a giant mess….back to scrappy, crappy, happy.
Hobbies don’t have to be stressful or perfect. Right?
I’m glad I let go of my to-do list, at least for one long weekend. It was a good way to start the new year.
Are you letting go of anything in 2015?